Best Full Size Air Mattress (Double) – Top 3 – March 2017 update 2

full-size-air-mattress-double-top-choiceThis month’s update of the guide on best full size air mattresses brings significant changes…finally.

Before this update we haven’t seen a change in the TOP 3 full size airbeds for over 6 months.

This time around, we have a lot to report on – not one of the TOP 3 full size airbeds is where it was in the ratings two months ago (previous update).

There was a change at the very top no less – rated at 88/100, our recommended mattress in full size, based on new stats and tester reports, is now the Sky Blue with a Bamboo cover.

 

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This bed is not only the top choice in this size category,
but the 2nd top-rated overall,
among over  140 airbeds we keep tabs on.

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Without much ado, let us get to the results of this update – below are the 3 best full  size air mattresses on the market today.

 

TOP 3 full size air mattresses

 
Model
 
Current
ratings

(out of 10)
 
Price
 
Amazon ratings & price comparison link
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See the Sky Blue
with a Bamboo Cover
on Amazon here >>

 
 
 
8.8
 
 
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See the Fox Plush Full
on Amazon here >>

 
 
 
8.7
 
 
$$$
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See the Simply Sleeper 58-RF
on Amazon here >>

 
 
 
8.5
 
 
$$
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Specs and all category ratings side-by-side

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Best full size raised air mattresses – specs & ratings

 
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Sky Blue
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Fox Plush
 
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SS-58RF
 
Height
 
19 "
 
25 "
 
18 "
 
Weight
 
23.8 lbs
 
39.5 lbs
 
20.2 lbs
 
Maximum
capacity
 
 
 
600 lbs
 
 
 
750 lbs
 
 
 
500 lbs
 
Available
sizes
 
Full / Twin XL
Queen / King
 
Full / Twin XL
Queen / King
 
Full / Twin
Queen
 
All Category Ratings (out of 10)
 
Air retention
 
 
9

 
 
Comfort
 
 
9

 
 
9

 
 
9

 
 
Durability
 
 
10

 
 
9

 
 
9

 
 
Design
 
 
8

 
 
9

 
 
9

 
 
Pump
 
 
8

 
 
9

 
 
9

 
 
Materials
& Finish
 
9
 
9
 
9
 
Easy to use
& store
 
8
 
9
 
9
 
Edges
Sturdiness
 
10
 
9
 
9
 
Value for
money
 
8
 
9
 
9
 
Customer
Service
 
8
 
9
 
9
 
Overall Rating
 
8.8
 
8.7
 
8.2
 
Price
 
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$$$
 
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Click here to see
the Amazon ratings
of the Sky Blue >>
Click here to see
the Amazon ratings
of the Fox Plush >>
Click here to see
the Amazon ratings
of the SS-58RF >>

 

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Commentary of the results

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We started this website and began testing and reviewing air mattresses in 2012 and the category of full size airbeds was always one that gave us the most grief, until about two years back, that is.

Why?

Because the offer was so scarce and all over the place in terms of quality of the full size beds that, at one point, we removed this category altogether.

We simply didn’t feel comfortable recommending any of the models that were on the market.

The companies making the best airbeds were not interested in this chunk of the market. The most popular sizes (Twin & Queen) seemed to be where the money was and this size category suffered from a chronic lack of quality models.

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It all changed over the last two years, especially
with the arrival of Sky Blue Bamboo in the summer of 2016
and Fox Plush offering a full-size option

It’s much easier for us now and every update of this category is exciting (if you’re the sort of people who gets excited about airbeds, like we admit to be).

 

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The Sky Blue was long in the making

The company behind this mattress also runs the website airmattress.com and are a group of true experts on airbeds.

We had some information that they were preparing to launch their own airbed and that it was going to be something special. We heard the rumors so long ago that we thought that either it was false or they gave up on the idea – it took so long to design the bed.

But when the model hit the market we were very eager to to see what they come up with, and they did not disappoint.

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They made an air mattress that, we believe, will dominate the industry for years to come. That’s how well it tested in our air retention and tensile testing and that’s how much praised it got from our featured testers.

 
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Click here to read what
owners of the Sky Blue
are saying about it
on Amazon >>>

 

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Who will choose what?

With the ratings of the 3 top choice in full size, especially the neck to neck between the winner and the runner-up, let’s get into which of the airbed will be best suited for whom.

 

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Who is the Sky Blue Full suited for?

This full size air mattress will be the choice of most people looking for an airbed of this size. It’s the sweet spot between toughness and elegance.

The maximum supported weight of 600 lbs, great weight distribution and the nylon-enforced PVC make it one of the beds with the lowest % of reported air leaks.

On the other hand, the Bamboo cover makes it one of a kind among full-sized airbeds covering the PVC completely which makes it a great choice for people who don’t like the “airbed look” – if you are looking for an bed for guests, this is the one.

 
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Click here to read what
owners of the Sky Blue
are saying about it
on Amazon >>>

 

 

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Who will choose the Fox Plush?

Around the office, we call this Fox “The Beast”, and if you saw it live you’d understand why.

This is a big bed that’s all about durability and toughness and not so much about subtlety. Sitting at 25 inches, it’s the highest airbed not just among full size models but the highest there is.

It’s 6 and 7 inches higher than the Sky Blue and the SimplySleeper 58 respectively and can accommodate more weight.

Bottom line – this Fox Full will be the choice of people looking for durability and toughness – especially those looking for a good airbed for daily use and people on the heavier side.

Take a quick look at the video demo to better understand what’s so special about the Fox Plush.

The bed in the video is King size, but everything said goes for the Full size, too.

90 sec Video Demo of the Fox Plush


 
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Click here to read what
owners of Fox Plush Full
are saying
about it on Amazon >>>

 

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Who will choose the Simply Sleeper?

The Simply Sleeper will be the choice of busy people with kids.

Why?

Because it’s the only bed on the list that can be cleaned using soap and water. If juice gets onto the flocked top of the flocked top of any air mattress, the stain is staying there.

This is the only airbed with a soft finish that can be easily cleaned. It’s because it’s not made of regular PVC but the patented Durmothane Polyester found only in a few models by Simply Sleeper. Lastly, for the quality, this an amazingly cheap full size air mattress.

100 % 1-Year warranty on all defects

 
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Click here to read what
owners of this SimplySleeper
are saying
about it on Amazon >>>

 

 

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Some more info and quotes from our featured testers

In the rest of the text, we’ll take a look at some quotes about the beds from our featured testers.

They basically confirm what we’ve went over in the analysis above.

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How big is a full size air mattress?

Dimensions of a full size air mattress are 54 x 74 inches, while the height ranges from 9 to 25 inches.

Best full (double) size air mattress with a built-in electric pump – the Sky Blue double high

Fact sheet:

  • thick construction (heavy duty vinyl) supports up to 600 pounds
  • hypoallergenic bamboo cover
  • no tipping or sliding – extra wide base and sure-grip materials
  • adjustable firmness levels at a touch of a button
  • powerful and fast internal pump inflates the bed in minutes

Some positive quotes about this double size air bed:

  • sleeps two heavy adults like it’s nothing…zero air loss…
  • extremely comfortable…expect to sleep like a baby…
  • it holds it’s firmness for weeks without adding air…
  • like I’m back in the womb…
  • Perfect choice for side and restless sleepers, adjustable firmness is a life saver…
  • great customer service…for some reason my bed started loosing air within few months, I just called them and they sent me a new one, no questions asked…
  • very firm and stable, no sinking to the middle of the bed like we used to in our old air bed…
  • easy to inflate, deflate, store and carry…good value for money…
  • I haven’t been sleeping well for years now, until I got this bed. I used to toss and turn through the night, I guess it has something to do with the fact that I found just the right firmness…
  • great to look at…refreshing to see something like this in the beiges and blues…
  • great guest bed, inflates and deflates in minutes…
  • I’ve had it for 6 months and so far so good, I add air every 2-3 days…
  • I have fibromyalgia and air bed is the only way I can get a good night’s sleep…so far so good…
  • everybody who came over and slept on this bed ended up getting one for themselves, and I do mean everybody…
  • the height is just right for getting on and off easily, which is important in my age…
  • no more hand pump for me, I’m happy that I finally replaced my old Coleman…
  • very comfortable for an air bed…
  • packs small and it’s very easy to store…
  • loving the colors and the soft finish…
  • my old air mattress would “swallow” me into the middle during the night, this bed stays nice and firm throughout…
  • a real piece of eye-candy and a great price…
  • everything I need from an air bed…
  • If you find it discounted, it’s a steal…this full size from airmattress.com was well worth the wait

The CONs some testers shared:

  • there’s a mild rubbery smell on arrival, not intense but noticeable…I had to leave it out for the day before we started using it…
  • it’s lower than I expected…

2nd top-rated full (double) size airbed with a built-in pump – Fox Plush Raised double high

The fact sheet:

  • fast and powerful built in pump
  • Giga valve for an ultra fast deflation (under 1 minute)
  • Repair kit and light duffle bag included
  • maximum weight support 750 lbs
  • thicker PVC (0.6mm) for added durability

The PROs – the positive reviews of users:

  • never leaks…
  • best bed on the market in the price range, I am sure of it…
  • you can see how well it’s made the moment you unpack it…
  • looks great and feels durable, I’ve had it for 6 months and no complaints…
  • just great support and comfort…
  • best night’s sleep I’ve had in months…
  • I only add air once per week for 30 seconds…
  • this is the 4th air bed in my lifetime, and by far the best…
  • I like the smart design of the cord storing inside the bed…
  • My wife suffers from insomnia and I got this for her…she sleeps much better than on our expensive regular mattress..
  • so easy to inflate, deflate, pack, store…
  • this is a premium product and it’s a true bargain for the price…
  • much, much better than my old air bed…
  • worth every penny…
  • the best material I’ve ever seen in an air bed and I’ve been camping for 30 years and probably had like a dozen of them…
  • everything I expected for an air bed…
  • very cheap for the a full size airbed that comes with a built-in pump…I’ve been using as a guest bed for over 2 and a half years….
  • light and easy to handle…
  • I add air once a week max…
  • easy to set up and even easier to put it away…
  • stores very small…
  • solid old-school basic air bed…why would I pay 3 times as much for “makeup”?…
  • 2 minutes set up…
  • got it so cheap and it exceeded all my expectations…better than both my previous air bed that cost twice as much…
  • I have a $1200 regular mattress, and this bed does the same thing for me as that small fortune in my bedroom…
  • simple plug-and-play…
  • I love the fact that I don’t have to worry too much about damaging this bed…it’s cheap and I toss it left and right and let my kids jump on it, and it’s a survivor…
  • I expected this bed to be long gone and forgotten by now. I judged by this price and expected something that would like or just completely pop in months…I got it in October 2012 and still using it…

The CONs – the negative reviews:

  • plasticky odor can linger around your room for days…
  • too big for my taste…
  • it was damaged on arrival, I’m still waiting for the replacement and it’s been 5 days..

3rd top rated double size airbed – the Simply Sleeper 58RF (built-in pump, double high)

Specs:

  • easy to automatically inflate and deflate using powerful built-in pump – no more than 3 minutes
  • Durable and sturdy (new innovative PVC used, trademarked by the name DurmothaneTM)
  • Oval coil construction for better weight distribution and added comfort
  • puncture resistant materials (three layers)
  • soft finish
  • Full 100% 1 year warranty

The PROs – the positive reviews about the Fox Double high raised with a built-in pump:

  • I slept on this bed for 3 weeks with virtually no loss of air…
  • amazingly fast shipping, the box was on my porch the next day…
  • easy and simple controls, easy to handle…
  • great comfort…the top foam makes all the difference…
  • I have serious lower back problems , and this bed is just right for me, keeps my spine aligned when side sleeping…
  • it sleeps just like a regular mattress…
  • just the right height…
  • much better than what I was expecting for the price…
  • the bed works just as they advertise it…it’s refreshing to see this these days..
  • after 6 months of every night sleep it didn’t change a bit…
  • great value for money…Simply Globo have a winner in this one…
  • just high enough for me to be able to get on and off with ease…
  • sturdy edges…they sit just like a sofa and I don’t sink to the middle like I used to with my old Coleman…

 

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James Menta

Camping Gear Reviewer at BestAirMattressGuide.com
Three things you need to know about James - he holds a degree in Materials Technology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he is a zealot for the great outdoors and he can never find his glasses.       In brief intermissions between looking for his glasses, he is the Editor-in-chief of BestAirMattressGuide.com.

2 thoughts on “Best Full Size Air Mattress (Double) – Top 3 – March 2017 update

  1. Reply Charley C Feb 14,2015 9:35 pm

    Recently purchased in Nov. 2014 the Simmons beauty rest inflatable mattress. The inside compartments are breaking down making the mattress more rounded than square. I went to Walmart they only would accept a problem for the first 15 days after a purchase. What do you suggest ? Do you have a number or website for this factory ? Thanks, CAC

    • Reply James Menta Apr 8,2015 1:42 pm

      Hey Charley,

      I tried finding this for you and failed, I kept ending up on websites that carry the bed but didn’t find the website of the company.

      Sorry I couldn’t help

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